Friday, July 29, 2011

Lovely Dressing

urban outfitters dress & cross body bag. stuart weitzman sandals. N&K Designs necklace.

We have this beautiful mango tree growing in our backyard and i thought it would be the perfect place to show off my new dress. What i love most about this dress is that it gives you that effortless put together look, and it can be dressed up with heels, or casual with flats, what girl doesn't love options. Happy Friday :)

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

A little good fortune

Sometimes I truly do feel like the universe speaks to me and things just cosmically work out. I was just thinking that i desperately need new work clothes, especially work pants. So i decided to head on over to when low and behold the whole entire website is on sale! 40% off! Only Today and Only Online. Weird how these things happen sometimes. So I wanted to go ahead and share my good fortune with all of you :)

After the Rose - Bachelorette Season 7 Episode 9

Yes I know I'm late for the bachelorette after thoughts this week. Unfortunately I have been very sick these past couple days. I saw Monday's episode in a haze due to all the medicine I was taking, which actually made the show a little bit more bearable than just wine. All of yesterday I was in a day quill/aleve/sinus medicine induced coma, in and out of consciousness for the majority of the day. Today I am better, not 100% but better. Good enough I think to be able to put some thoughts and sentences together, well we'll see.

All yours: Ashley took JP to a private island via water plane for their date
I honestly still can not believe that Ashley is the bachelorette. I'm so profoundly confused about this decision, like really? There was no one else for the job? Whatever I may to have to say about Ashley one thing is for sure, Ashley has broken a bachelorette/bachelor record. She had not one, not two, but three guys walk out on her. Correct me if I am wrong but I don’t think ever in the show's history has a bachelor or a bachelorette had three people walk out on them. Poor Ashley. I especially loved when she was explaining to JP that Constantine was no longer on the show and she said “WE” decided it was for the best if he left. There was no “WE” in the decision making, I don’t know what Ashley was talking about, but from what we saw he flat out told her this was the end of the road and he left. Ashley must be a very confused young lady. This proves to show that just because you live in daisy duke jean shorts, tight short dresses, and belly/back bearing t-shirts you are not going to get the guy. (stop dressing like TPT please) Ashley’s choice of outfits and clothing is a whole other topic I can not even deal with right now. I'll just say my style and her style are totally different so it’s hard for me to get her.

The whole episode I found myself just waiting for Ashley's time with JP. Her time with all of the other men don’t even seem real or sincere to me, just put on for the premise of the show. I do however think that JP is really sincerely into Ashley and thank god, because out of the 25 men that went on the show one of them had to be. The return of Ryan seemed so fake and staged to me, immediately I thought ABC made this whole scenario up so that Ryan could possibly be seen as a future Bachelor. Hopefully ABC read all the tweets that I read and realized that this really backfired on them. Instead Ryan came off as extremely creepy and stalker-ish. In case you want to know, my vote for next bachelor is still Mickey McLean. This season is ending rather quickly, due to the fact that ABC is dying to air the sure to be drama filled bachelor pad 2. We will have two back to back nights of bachelorette fun starting on Sunday night with the Men tell all, and then Monday night with the finale of the bachelorette and I assume the after the rose right after the show.

Friday, July 22, 2011

Three Terrific Things

Yes, I am a Britney Fan! After loving and listening to Britney for what seems like half my life tonight i finally get to see her live! So excited :)

The boys are back in town!!! Finally the last and final season of Entourage starts this Sunday at 10:30pm on HBO. I've missed my boys so much. Do Eric and Sloan finally get married? Did Vince get clean? What's happened to Ari's marriage? All will be answer this weekend. I have had a ginormous crush on Adrian Grenier since entourage started. I even went to mansion one night in the middle of a hurricane years ago to watch his band The Honey Brothers perform (and they didn't show up). Adrian is about to be out because my boy turtle is quickly replacing that school girl crush because turtle is looking good!!!   Jamie-Lynn go get your man back!

I seriously need to finish this trilogy! I read the first two books in a week and a half, but I've been taking extra long with the finale to the trilogy, Mockingjay. I just really don't want it to end. According to my kindle I'm 76% finished and i am determined to complete this book by the time the weekend is over. After I'm done I foresee myself going into depression, because right now its not looking too good for peeta and katniss. I can only hope peeta doesn't let me down and break my heart in the end.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Lovely Dressing

Urban Outfitters top. JBrand jeans. Christian Louboutin pumps. miu miu purse. rayban sunglasses. Cartier Love necklace.

Who wants to get drinks after work in work clothes? Not me. This is a quick outfit change for weekday drinks. Not wanting to be too buttoned up professional in work clothes, but also not wanting to look as if you are about to hit the town dancing. compromise. 

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

All that i desire

All that i desire

I love the alluring lady like look, classic but with a little bit of an edge. A beautiful strapless peplum top with a sweetheart neckline paired with tight jbrand jeans in the all popular color of the season red (a pretty pink will work also). Equipment tops are number 1 on my lust list right now, if only i can come up with a reasonable excuse to spend $200 on a button down. The pastel beige/pink maxi dress is so feminine and beautiful but the tight tank top part gives it that umf that makes it different. Of course, there is nothing better to complete this look than a pair of sky high slingback pumps. For accessories the only thing i want right now is anything that is rose gold, the color is beautifully understated i wish i would have noticed it years ago.

Only Hearts long dress, $187
EQUIPMENT silk shirt, $188
Long top, $187
J Brand skinny leg jeans, $176
Pour La Victoire platform pumps, $230
Sam Edelman platform shoes, $100
Rose gold ring, $2,600
Burberry watch, $495
House of Harlow 1960 rose gold necklace, $129
Bangle bracelet, $28

After the Rose - Bachelorette Season 7 Episode 8

THE BACHELORETTE - "Episode 708" - Ashley travels to Long Island, New York, where J.P. surprises her with a retro trip back to a roller skating rink. A few pratfalls and lots of laughs later, things turn serious as J.P. confesses that he is afraid to have his heart broken again after his last failed relationship. When Ashley visits his family, she realizes he isn't the only one who is worried about J.P. getting his heart broken again, on "The Bachelorette," MONDAY, JULY 18 (8:00-10:01 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network. (ABC/LOU ROCCO)ASHLEY HEBERT, J.P.
I realized something this Monday during The Bachelorette show and that something is that the best part of this show is reading all the amazingly hilarious tweets while watching. Especially tweets from @possessionista, @jenniferweiner, and @andilavs, plus all my twitters friends. Apparently bachelorette fans or god knows what, crashed twitter this week and the effects were devastating. No fun, no fun at all. I watched two hours of Ashley alone, with no one else making fun of her and nothing to laugh at. Moving on, this week we got to see the families and homes of the four remaining suitors, and they were more than I expected. All four seem to come from very loving, beautiful families. Their families all live in the cutest picturesque homes. From Constantine’s huge Greek family gathering, to Ames' beautiful setting, Ben's cottage in Sonoma (where I could happily move to um...tomorrow), and finally JP's amazing home and adorable mom. These guys obviously have it going on, and would be a welcomed catch to any girl I know. I was a little worried of just how many times JP's ex girlfriend came up, she is quickly becoming the new Bentley. Is he over her? Really, though? His family seems to be very concerned and they never want him to go through that type of heartbreak ever again. Just what did this girl do to him? And who is she? Yes, I am dying to know! Again we saw glimmers of Ashley’s insecurity when she had to ask JP repeatedly not once, but twice, (that they aired who really knows how many times it was) why he was sure of her, why he likes her? It's almost like she can’t believe she can get a catch like JP and I have to say I kind of agree... why JP? Maybe he’s on the rebound; I'm starting to think that’s the answer. I could be wrong though, wouldn’t be the first time.

The previews were my favorite part of the show, leaving me wanting much more. I can’t wait to see what drama is going to unfold between Ashley and one of the remaining three men, it looks like one of them goes sour and fast. There's a return of a past contestant....hmmmmm I wonder who? Just please don’t let it be Bentley.


Monday, July 18, 2011

Emmy Dreams

Last week the nominations for the 2011 primtime Emmy Awards were announced below are the nominees in some categories. My wants/dream winners for each category are highlighted in pink. The blue is my predicted winner, even though its not what i would want. Left out the mini-series category because the only mini-series i saw that was nominated is Mildred Pierce. Absolutely loved Mildred Pierce, strongly hope Kate Winslet and Evan Rachel Wood both take home Emmys. Tune in Sunday September 18 at 8pm on Fox to find out who truly are the best in primetime television.

The Big Bang Theory
Modern Family
The Office
Parks and Recreation
30 Rock

(where is true blood? killing?)
Boardwalk Empire
Friday Night Lights
Game of Thrones
The Good Wife
Mad Men

Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock
Louis C.K., Louie
Steve Carell, The Office
Johnny Galecki, The Big Bang Theory
Matt LeBlanc, Episodes
Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory

Steve Buscemi, Boardwalk Empire
Kyle Chandler, Friday Night Lights
Michael C. Hall, Dexter
Jon Hamm, Mad Men
Hugh Laurie, House
Timothy Olyphant, Justified

Kathy Bates, Harry's Law
Connie Britton, Friday Night Lights
Mireille Enos, The Killing
Mariska Hargitay, Law & Order: SVU
Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife
Elisabeth Moss, Mad Men

Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie
Tina Fey, 30 Rock
Laura Linney, The Big C
Melissa McCarthy, Mike & Molly
Martha Plimpton, Raising Hope
Amy Poehler, Parks and Recreation

Jon Cryer, Two and a Half Men
Chris Colfer, Glee
Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Modern Family
Eric Stonestreet, Modern Family
Ed O'Neill, Modern Family
Ty Burrell, Modern Family - If i had to pick from the four

John Slattery, Mad Men
Andre Braugher, Men of a Certain Age
Walton Goggins, Justified
Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones
Josh Charles, The Good Wife
Alan Cumming, The Good Wife

Jane Lynch, Glee
Betty White, Hot in Cleveland
Julie Bowen, Modern Family
Kristen Wiig, Saturday Night Live
Jane Krakowski, 30 Rock
Sofia Vergara, Modern Family - she's amazing, the show would not be without her.

Kelly Macdonald, Boardwalk Empire
Christina Hendricks, Mad Men
Michelle Forbes, The Killing - heartwrenching
Archie Panjabi, The Good Wife
Margo Martindale, Justified
Christine Baranski, The Good Wife

(Chris Harrison!!!)
Jeff Probst, Survivor
Cat Deeley, So You Think You Can Dance
Phil Keoghan, The Amazing Race
Tom Bergeron, Dancing With the Stars
Ryan Seacrest, American Idol

(is bachelor and/or bachelorette considered a competition reality program?)
So You Think You Can Dance
The Amazing Race
Project Runway
American Idol
Dancing With the Stars
Top Chef

(nothing from the housewives franchise? boo hoo)
Antiques Roadshow
Deadliest Catch
Undercover Boss
Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List

For a complete list of all categories and nominations:

Friday, July 15, 2011

Three Terrific Things


This Saturday from 9-5 come out to Coral Gable's Elk Lodge for the 1st Annual Summer Shopping Extravaganza. There will be many booths selling items such as kids clothing, home accessories, jewelry, artwork and much more. Make sure to schedule time for an extra long visit at the N&K Designs booth to view all their new collections, Fresh off the runway as they were just featured in the Cosmopolitan Summer Splash swim week event.  Their jewelry is all hand made, one of a kind, and perfect for summer! They have just that extra thing your beach wardrobe needs to really stand out. N&K Designs will be having a number of raffles, one of them including a 50% off certificate for their famous initial necklace (pictured above).  Come hungry to taste the famous sliders from Coral Gables newest burger restaurant BGR The Burger Joint.

From July 1st to August 31st is Miami Spa Month. Many of Miami's best and most famous spas have a number of their services, 80 min massages, facials, spa manicures and spa pedicures for a set price of $99. Make your appointments now! I’m taking advantage this Sunday getting the 70 min Swedish massage with Abhyanga Scalp Massage at the Biltmore Hotel. For more information and a complete list of participants check out their website:

These last two weeks have been especially non-stop crazy! I am really looking forward to staying home all of Saturday night. Trying out a new recipe for a delicious homemade pizza from Where you can find many different unique recipes for really almost anything, but especially pizza. This pizza that I am thinking of making is a pepperoni, mushroom, and sausage combination, YUMMY!

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Cheek to Cheek (II)

Before your pretty little face hits the pillow and you go to dreamland:

This Kiehl's product is one of my absolute favorites. Its the first of a couple other products i put on before i go to sleep. Dabbing it under and around my eyes. One tube will last for a long long time, because you really only need a little bit. In my opinion it is the best eye cream out there, or at least that i have tried.

This delicious serum works as a recovery for any damage your skin gets put through on a day to day basis. Once you lather this on your face you can feel your pours soaking it up. As a test put some on your hands and you will notice how much softer it makes your hands feel, imagine what its doing to your face.

After the eyes, and the serum are good and set, you need a moisturizer to complete the trifecta. I know another Kiehl's product, I've been using Kiehl's for years, and i have alternated with other brands, but for me i just see and feel the best results from Kiehl's. This cream is so thick and so luxurious its delightful. The same with all their products, a little bit goes along way. So dab a little all over you face and call it a night.

This chap stick is so cheap and so efficient. If my lips are chapped at night sometimes right before falling asleep i will use this and in the morning my lips are soft and beautiful.

Using all these products together you will definitely wake up, look in the mirror, and see a softer looking, dewy, rejuvenated face. Its never too early to start taking of your skin, the faster you start the better the results will be in the future. 

All photos and products can be found on

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Cheek to Cheek (I)

Before you leave your house in the morning and expose your face to any sun:

This serum is comparable to many high end products and has been a number one seller for many years. You apply it around and under the eyes, laugh lines, and forehead. This is done before adding any moisturizer to your face. I just started using this, what i love most about it is how light it is and how dewy is makes your face feel and look

Next Step is moisturizer. For everyday use when I'm going to spend most of my time in an office i love oil of olay total effects. It comes built in already with SPF 15. It also feels very light, which i love because if you are putting make up on top of it, it doesnt leave you with that cakey look. If you are spending more time outside i recommend a higher SPF.

 If you had a particularly long night, and maybe even some glasses of wine, i recommend also using this product under and around your eyes. If dramatically decreases puffiness and redness. A little bit goes a long way! 

Who doesn't want beautiful glossy kissable lips. Recently a new fan of Korres lip butter, thanks to Emily from cupcakes & cashmere. The price is a little high for lip gloss at around $14 a tube but it makes your lips feel so smooth and silky. I'm now addicted. I opted for the color Jasmine which is a soft pale pink.

For the next couple days i will sharing what beauty products i use on a daily basis. Not make-up more facial moisturizer, facial cleaners, and so on. Today you read about the products i use every morning before i leave my house. Of course after you apply your serum and moisturizer feel free to add any make-up you would like. Tomorrow stay tuned for the products that essential right before bed time.  

 All products and photo can be found on

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

After the Rose - Bachelorette Season 7 Episode 7

THE BACHELORETTE - "Episode 707" - Ben F. meets Ashley at a breathtaking national park. They hop aboard a scooter and zip past majestic waterfalls and magnificent mountains, holding on to each other for dear life. Later at dinner, this cautious, but sensitive bachelor finally expresses his true feelings for Ashley, which sincerely touches her, on "The Bachelorette," MONDAY, JULY 11 (8:00-10:01 p.m., ET), on ABC. (ABC/KENNY TING)BEN F., ASHLEY HEBERT

Ladies and Gentlemen we have the Final Four!!! My 5 favorites from the bio pictures are officially all gone from the show, and I would like to say if any one of them are still single Hey! So I'm I. Especially you Ryan! I know Ryan came off as a little bit of a jerk and most people don’t think he was sincere, but I liked Ryan. I love his job, the fact he cares so much about the environment means he has a huge heart. Not to mention I love his all American good looks, especially that little scruffy beard he had going on during last night’s episode, very cutie. Episode 7 was kind of a snooze fest. Nothing too exciting going on. Ben stayed over night with Ashley, in his own room, they say. This made JP have a little bit of a hissy fit. Good thing Ashley gave him the rose on the group date, wouldn’t want the toddler to go throw a tantrum. Don’t get me wrong, I really like JP but the man should be a little bit more secure, JP is no competition for any of these guys. He is definitely the front runner. Ben and Constantine are both one in the same to me, I don’t see any difference between them. Then we have Ames, I basically think Ames is there just out of default. Don’t really know what he is painting on the show, and he doesn’t really bring much of anything to it. I don’t think he is into Ashley and I don’t think Ashley is into him. I definitely think that spot should have gone to Lucas or Ryan, but I am no bachelorette. I loved how when Ashley was walking Lucas out she tried to explain herself to him, he interrupted and just said a nice cordial goodbye and walked away. Good Job Lucas no need to hear any more from her. At the end Ashley had a little break down and finally realized what we have all been thinking for weeks- that she is not cut out to be the bachelorette.

During the last 20 minutes of the program we got to see the infamous interview between Chris Harrison and Emily Maynard, the girl that should have the bachelorette. I think we all basically knew what was going to be talked about and had already read most of the interview in magazines/blogs. I think Emily looked beautiful as always. I would have picked a different top to wear wtih her skirt, dont think that top with the under cami was the best option for her to wear, but she is so beautiful she can basically wear anything she wants. Didn't really feel that bad for Emily with the whole paparazzi sob story. Come on you knew what you were signing on for, most people on the bachelor and/or bachelorette say they are on the show to fall in love and get married. But you have to know in the back of their minds they are thinking, "it wouldn't hurt if I get a big break from this". Just as Melissa from Jason's season did. Let's not forget Emily did work on TV before going on the bachelor, she was the host of an auto car show named Three Wild Life and  Emily on the Scene.

Catch a sneak peak here:

Friday, July 8, 2011

Three Terrific Things

My beautiful rose gold, diamond, and ruby earrings that my amazing mom surprised me with on my birthday! I was completely surprised and was truly not expecting anything. The ruby represents my birthstone for the month of July. These will be on my ears for a long long time.
This cheerful, flowerily, colorful ipad smart back cover I found on eBay for only $13.99. I spent days looking for a cheerful ipad back cover and was very tempted to fork over $150 for the beautiful dannijo covers on shopbop (but in reality I would NEVER pay $150 for an ipad cover) thankfully the dannijo covers have not been made yet for the ipad2, so the temptation faded, and I found this one on eBay.

Yesterday started one of my all time favorite reality shows, and summer guilty pleasure Big Brother!!! This season we meet eight new cast members who are living and competing with 3 couples made up of 6 previous constantans. I’m so happy to see my all time favorites Dick & Danielle are back, I also enjoy watching Rachel and Brendan, as for Jordan and Jeff I didn’t watch their season. Jordan seems a little dense to me but she must be smart if she won her season. The best part about big brother is that it’s on three times a week, Wednesday at 8pm, Thursdays at 9pm, and Sundays 8pm. It’s also on every night if you subscribe to Showtime, on big brother after dark.


Wednesday, July 6, 2011

The Birthdays of Wine and Roses

Happy Birthday to Me! Another year has passed and boy did it fly by. Very happy and excited to celebrate the whole year it being the last year of my 20s (crazy to think but true). By this time next year if all goes according to plan (knock on wood, because nothing ever goes according to plan) I will be under the Eiffel Tower having a picnic sipping on rose. Until then I plan on enjoying and celebrating every beautiful day that God has blessed me with.

This past Sunday, July 3rd, I had a small garden party at my house. It was the perfect day especially since Monday was a holiday (the 4th). Myself and all my friends were just able to relax and enjoy the evening. The backyard was set up to feel as if we were in a flower garden complete with a little lounge area. We set up the backyard beautifully and made the flower arrangements. A very special thank you to my friend Aileen Grosz who made me the most beautiful cake fitting the theme perfectly! Thank you to karina, nani, and kaki who all came early to help me set up, make the sangria, and pick up last minute items that I forgot! Mostly importantly thank you to all my special friends and family that made it to the party, I could not have asked to have been surrounded by better woman! I realize that I am very fortunate to be able to call so many amazing women my friends and family (especially my mom and gradma, my role models and inspirations). YumSugar and Sugar, Inc. have once again featured my party on their website!!! Amazing thing to see on my birthday :)

Here is the link:

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